Is the glass half full, or half eaten?
A couple of days ago, I told college seniors who are about to graduate that they should consider a career in snake handling, and I still believe that’s good advice.
But now the professional drinking glass swallowers have asked why I didn’t give them the same sort of plug, and they have a point. This is another form of entertainment that brings joy to millions.
What I don’t understand, though, is how you find out if you’re good at this, how you determine exactly how big a glass you can handle, and above all, what you do when you suddenly realize you probably should have stopped with a glass that was one size smaller.
Renato Dirks attempts to win his bet by trying to swallow the seam of a glass during the German television show ‘Wetten, dass..?’ (Bet it..?) in the southern German city of Freiburg March 31, 2007.